5 Days, 5 Marathons, puh, that’s a walk in the park!
On behalf of Momentum Children’s Charity, Genuine Solutions set its team the ultimate challenge – 5 Days, 5 Marathons. Yep, the big 5 – London, New York, Boston, Tokyo and Berlin, that’s a mind-boggling 131 miles in total!
Everyone was able to get involved as they didn’t have to be a seasoned athlete to take part, in fact they didn’t even have to run. We were able to achieve our goal by taking on the challenge in 10-minute sittings, although they weren’t sitting, they were walking.
“131 miles is a long way, the distance from London to Cardiff! But the team stepped up to the plate and took it all on in their stride, literally, it’s a huge achievement.”
So, the week commencing 28th January the challenge began. A scheduled line up enabled a seamless flow of walkers to partake throughout the week, interchanging on cue like a faultless Olympic gold medal winning relay team.
They say the early bird catches the worm and it was no different here, the early morning starters kicked off the marathons each day at around 7am, setting the pace for the rest of the team to follow, those on late shift ensured that each day we hit our target and completed the marathon.
CEO, Christian McBride said of the event, ‘I am incredibly proud of the team for joining forces and completing the 5 Days, 5 Marathons challenge. 131 miles is a long way, the distance from London to Cardiff! But the team stepped up to the plate and took it all on in their stride, literally, it’s a huge achievement.”
Momentum Children’s Charity joined us to check out the action and to thank the team for taking part in the fundraiser, during Momentums visit the Genuine Solutions team proudly presented them with their latest cheque donation.
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